The Ohio Board of Regents is creating a data base of stand-alone English literacy/civics (EL/C) lessons ready to download from a central location and use immediately in the classroom. Programs that receive Ohio's EL/C grants funded under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) are required to contribute 10 of their most successful EL/C lessons to the state's library of plans. Nearly 40 lessons currently are organized online around a predetermined list of EL/C objectives. They are based on a standard lesson plan template that includes the Ohio's English language learning standards and benchmarks. Plans are vetted by the Northeast Adult Basic and Literacy Education (NEABLE) Resource Center before they are posted in the EL/C data base on the NEABLE Center's website. Lessons in the database are organized by categories: rights and responsibilities of citizenship, civics participation, and U.S. history and government and citizenship preparation.

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